I am taking a break from weddings as a photographer, for various reasons (among others...)... but not as a guest. This past weekend, I headed to Michigan (with my husband and a bunch of friends from NYC, rather than a humagous suitcase loaded with equipment :-)) for our friends Joe and Joy's wedding. Even though I wasn't the photographer, everything looked so nice so I couldn't resist but take some pictures (making sure not to get in their photographer's way*).
The wedding was summery, colorful and gorgeous... and so much fun! Joy, who is always beautiful, looked amazing (though we will have to wait for pictures from their official photographer to see that: my seat facing Joe... who also looked fab :-)). I will post some vendor info (including their very discrete, smooth operating photographer) below if I get some from J&J (I was too busy having fun to pay attention to such things)... Meanwhile, here are some pictures...
Congratulations Joe and Joy and thank you so much for having us on such a fun, beautiful day! Hope you are having an amazing time in Italy! XOXO
*For uncle Bobs everywhere, this means things like giving the photographer priority for the crucial moments: staying on my seat (and not between the photographer and the bride and groom, or behind them as distracting background); not using flash too much around them in crucial moments, etc... I think their second shooter might have gotten the wrong idea because I seemed to be checking her out several times during the ceremony, but I was just trying to make sure I wasn't sticking my head right in front of their awesome close up of the couple's kiss/ ring exchange etc. (Note: although I am extra careful as a guest, I don't really mind uncle Bobs when I am the photographer... it is all part of the challenge).
P.s.: I took the picture within this last picture as part of their engagement shoot.